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Market Ready India: Export opportunities

About This Webinar

Australia and India signed an Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement on 2 April, which is expected to generate opportunities for Australian exporters. In response to recent interest we’ve received from wine businesses, Wine Australia is partnering with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to host a three-part series of one-hour online seminars for Australian wine producers and exporters.

With a spotlight on Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, the weekly seminars are designed to provide Australian wine exporters with a comprehensive understanding of opportunities and challenges to help determine whether India is a viable export market for their business.

The third and final session will focus on looking ahead – India and beyond, including:
• what Al ECTA means for Australian wine producers, ATMAC grants and available support
• market opportunities; and
• grants, export resources and other available support.

Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter
Chief Executive Officer, International Spirits and Wines Association of India
Nita Kapoor has over 30+ years of experience in varying leadership roles in the Corporate Sector. She has extensive work experience in Advertising, Communications, Research, Marketing, CSR, New Product, Business Development, Business Operations, Social Media and has been involved in the social sector building brands and projects since 2005.

Nita has been recognised in the Top 50 Influential Marketing Women in India and is among the Top 22 Women Angel Investors in India at Indian Angel’s Network. She is an alumnus of IIM-A and Harvard Business School and speaks at leadership forums and business schools across India on management topics, the importance of gender diversity and the role of women in building the economy of our country.
Webinar hosting presenter
Chief Executive, Australian Grape & Wine
Tony has had a distinguished career working in the research, policy and agri-political space. Since 1999, Tony has been a major driver of strategy for the Australian wine sector, including developing and implementing a comprehensive market access strategy, overseeing biosecurity, research and development and industry policy and strategy. A strong international focus has also resulted in developing key networks with competitors and other industries to further the interests of the Australian wine sector.

Tony has also played a key strategic role in restructuring the Australian wine sector though the development of Wine Australia, formerly the Australian Grape and Wine Authority, which has a significant role in directing the activities of the sector. As Chief Executive of Australian Grape & Wine, Tony now leads the sector through advocacy, industry collaboration and strategy to create an environment for Australian grape and wine businesses to thrive and prosper.
Webinar hosting presenter
Trade and Investment Commissioner, India & South Asia
John Southwell commenced as Trade and Investment Commissioner responsible for trade in food and beverage (including wine), agribusiness and consumer products into India and south Asia more broadly.

Prior to his appointment he was a Principal Director in the Trade Reform Division of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. He was previously Counsellor (Agriculture) in New Delhi working to further the interests of the Australian agricultural sector in India and south Asia, including:
• providing Indian grain and pulse market analysis to Australian businesses to inform trade strategy;
• providing advice to aspiring food and beverage exporters and Australian companies in-market on obtaining import licencing and navigating Indian food standards;
• working to release detained consignments across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh;
• leading negotiations with India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh to improve terms of trade for Australian agricultural products including wine, fruit, grains, pulses and oilseeds.

His diverse career across three portfolios has provided him with deep experience in strategic policy, regulatory practice, agricultural trade and biosecurity issues. He has a legal background and was a policy adviser to successive Australian Ministers for Agriculture and Water Resources on biosecurity and export regulation.
Webinar hosting presenter
Global Engagement Manager, Austrade
Ellen Young is a senior Global Engagement Manager for the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) and is the sector lead responsible for engagement with the wine industry.

Ellen has an impressive track record working within the food and beverage industry, with more than a decade of experience in senior marketing and development roles. Returning to Australia in June 2021 following a successful six-year stint in Singapore, Ellen most recently has held senior positions at:
• Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) - Regional Manager for South East Asia; and
• Treasury Wine Estates - Marketing Manager

Ellen’s connections in wine extend beyond the deep and lasting relationships formed at Treasury, having worked for Yalumba/Negociants and she is respected by her former colleagues and current associates alike.

Her experience, expertise, and commitment to the wine industry stands her in excellent stead to help the sector adapt, pivot and innovate as it looks to overcome the twin challenges of the pandemic and extremely challenging global trading conditions. Ellen says: “I am excited by the export and market opportunities that lie ahead of the wine industry. I am committed to working with Wine Australia to provide advice to the industry as we work to finding solutions to challenges on the ground.”
Webinar hosting presenter
Regional Manager – Asia Pacific, Wine Australia
Sarah Roberts is Wine Australia’s Regional Manager - Asia Pacific. Sarah has managed marketing projects in North Asia and the Asia Pacific for Wine Australia for over six years, while based in its Shanghai and Sydney offices, and but has since returned to her hometown of Adelaide. She previously worked for Moet Hennessy in the UK and in Sydney, as well as Diageo.
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